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Alesis Q61Item ID: Q61
61-key Velocity-sensitive USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With Pitch and Modulation Wheels, Backlit Octave Up/Down Buttons, and Sustain Pedal Input, and Software
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The Uncomplicated MIDI ControllerThe Alesis Q61 USB MIDI controller keeps things simple. The Q61 sports a clean layout, not overloaded with pads, knobs, and sliders - but it's got the essentials: pitch and mod wheels, a volume/data entry slider, a MIDI/select button, Octave Up/Down buttons, a sustain pedal input, and traditional MIDI out for controlling external hardware. With no complicated setups and controls you'll never use, the Q61 is also easy to operate. It's even USB bus-powered, eliminating the need for a power supply. Sometimes less is more. If you like to keep things simple, we've got your controller - the Alesis Q61.
Alesis Q61 MIDI Controller at a Glance:
The Alesis Q61, with its 61-note keyboard, is ideal for two-handed performing - while remaining portable. The Q61 gives you the basics, including pitch and mod wheels, octave up/down buttons, and the facility to send program changes right from the keys.
You've got connections
The Alesis Q61 includes both USB-MIDI and a traditional MIDI out for instant connection to Mac, PC - and MIDI hardware. The Q61 is bus-powered, but can also be powered using a wall power adaptor (sold separately) when not using a computer. You also get a sustain pedal input on the back panel.
The Q61 ships with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. With its traditional MIDI out port, the Q61 is also a great choice for controlling MIDI hardware. Integrating a computer into your live set? With its petite size and light weight, you can place the Q61 a tier above an existing workstation for streamlined optimization of your expanded road rig.
Alesis Q61 MIDI Controller Features:
Keep it simple with the Alesis Q61 USB MIDI Controller!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Affordable controller does the job
by Bruce Bartlett from Weaverville, NC USAI like to keep things simple. I needed a 61-key keyboard controller to play soft synths... no more, no less. The Alesis Q61 does that with no problem. Connections are simple: use USB both for powering... read more [+] and MIDI. Or use a 9V AC adapter (not included) and the MIDI OUT connector. The key action is a bit stiff. The device has two mod wheels and octave up-down buttons which are essential. Finally, the price is very reasonable. close [-]
October 29, 2012
Music Background: Musician, recording engineer, live sound engineer, audio journalist
I wanted a really basic controller and go it.
by BlackGnosis from My studioIt works, I cant fault it because its everything I wanted it to be; simple, strait forward and light. I use it when I'm away from my studio and want something light and portable. I cant stand controll... read more [+]ers with lots of fancy knobs when I'm just trying to play something without needing to map everything in FL Studio. With this I just plug it in, fire up my DAW, enable as a generic controller and start playing music or recording song ideas.
September 6, 2012
Music Background: hobbyest, noise maker, live performances,
Its USB or midi controlling, USB or wall wart optional, can take a sustain pedal. What more would I need in a Controller keyboard? close [-]
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